Divorce and Family Law Attorneys

50 Northcrest Drive, Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503

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M. John Riley


I am John Riley, partner at Simpson Legal Group, LLC.  I have been a lawyer for over fourteen (14) years in Minnesota and most recently Iowa. After practicing at a southwest Iowa law firm for seven years and over half of my practice dedicated to the area of family law, I have decided to solely focus on family law.  I also completed the Comprehensive Divorce & Family Mediation from Crilley Mediation Services  to become a mediator in my community.  

I am married and have two wonderful children that do their best to keep me active.  As a Minnesota native and avid sports fan, I have learned to enjoy my sports teams despite the constant pain and suffering they cause me.

My education started at Minnesota State University in Mankato, MN where I received my Bachelor of Science and graduated Summa Cum Laude.  In 2006, I graduated from Hamline University School of Law with my Juris Doctorate.  I am a member of the Iowa Bar Association as well as the Family Law Section.

Bar Admissions:

  • Minnesota, 2007
  • Iowa, 2013
  • U.S District Court Northern District of Iowa, 2017
  • U.S District Court Southern District of Iowa, 2017

Professional Associations/Memberships:

  • Shelby County Community Foundation, Member
  • Shelby County Community Foundation Scholarship Committee, Member
  • Iowa State Bar Association, Member
  • Iowa Family Law Section, Member
  • Iowa Association of Justice, Member
  • Endowment for Education, Member
  • Founding Member of AACFL (American Academy for Certified Financial Litigators)
  • Iowa Judicial Branch – Mediator for the 4th District
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Contact Us

50 Northcrest Drive, Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503
Phone: 712.256.9899

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